Types of Bitumen Membranes and Applications for Waterproofing
Different types of Bitumen membranes play the main role in any waterproofing insulation system, by creating a barrier to prevent water and moisture ingress into your building’s structure.
And To ensure you get the most out of your waterproofing system, you need to know which membrane will work best with your current setup.
Through this article, you will learn about different types of Bitumen Membranes from Insutech and its Application.
But First, What are Bitumen Membranes?
Bitumen is a sticky semi-solid or solid form of petroleum. It has excellent waterproofing characteristics, widely used for roof insulation, basements, bridges, below-ground structures waterproofing, and more….
Waterproofing Bitumen Membranes are designed with specific properties and raw materials that make them suitable for particular environments and usages.
Types of Waterproofing Membranes :
APP (Atactic Polypropylene) is a waterproofing membrane, developed from modified bitumen in addition to polymers.
The membranes either have fiberglass, polyester, or composite as reinforcement. This prevents the penetration of water into structures thereby eliminating leakages and moisture insulation.
It is manufactured in a high-tech calendaring process, which involves the saturation and coating of a polyester carrier with an APP polymer-modiﬁed bitumen compound. The polymer additives are used to improve the thermal, chemical, and aging properties of the bitumen compound. Meanwhile, mechanical characteristics such as tensile strength, elongation, and tear resistance are boosted by the non-woven polyester carrier, which acts as a reinforcement to the product.
APP Modified Bitumen membranes are used for a wide variety of waterprooﬁng requirements and in applications subject to high mechanical stresses, such as:
– Roof Waterproofing Insulation
– Sloped & ﬂat roofs Insulation
– High Temperatures areas waterproofing
SBS (Styrene-Butadiene-Styrene) rubber polymer, is a waterproofing membrane manufactured from modified bitumen with the addition of elastomers SBS rubber, is flexible and has the memory to return to its original form.
The addition of SBS rubber to Bitumen increases the flow characteristics and improves the flexibility of membranes in low-temperature, and fatigue resistance of roofing.
An elastomeric Modiﬁed Bitumen Membrane used for various waterprooﬁng applications. It is manufactured in a high-tech calendaring process, which involves the saturation and coating of a polyester carrier with an SBS elastomer-modiﬁed bitumen compound.
The SBS modiﬁers are used to improve the thermal, chemical, and aging properties of the bitumen compound. Meanwhile, mechanical characteristics such as tensile strength, elongation, and tear resistance are boosted by the non-woven polyester carrier, which acts as a reinforcement to the product.
SBS Membranes Applications:
– Insulation for tunnels, wet areas, swimming pools, and toilets
– Foundations and underground structures Insulation
– Walls insulation
– Insulation of Low-temperature and high-density areas
These Membranes are designed to withstand exposure to the elements and usually come protected with a surface material made from mineral granules, films, coatings, and other surfacing materials. They are known for having high-quality adhesion properties even at low temperatures.
Self-Adhesive Membranes Advantages:
The main advantages of self-adhesive Bituminous membranes include: you don’t need a torch or special equipment, making them perfect food wooden, small, flammable areas.
– Environmental friendly
– Fast and easy application
– Excellent adhesion to any surface
– Safe application
– Simplified vertical application
– Ideal adhesion on overlaps
– No shape limitation
Bitumen Membranes Waterproofing system …
If you need waterproofing products and want to receive professional advice on these systems, make sure to choose Insutech. Our products are well known for lowering repair and maintenance costs due to the quality of their bitumen waterproofing membrane solutions.
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